Ancient Caves brings science and adventure together as it follows paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth’s climate in the most unlikely of places: caves. Moseley and her team of cave explorers travel the world exploring vast underground worlds in search of stalagmite samples—geologic “fingerprints”—that reveal clues about the planet’s climate history. Their quest leads them to some of the world’s most remote caves, both above and below the water, in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, the U.S., and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Together, they go where very few humans will ever go, revealing the incredible lengths scientists will go to study the unknown.

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2020
  • Date Released:

    March 2020

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, D3D/Christie Cinedome, ESX Dome, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:

    Oceanic Research Group

  • Executive Producer: Christine Bird, Mike Day, Robtin Doty, Dave Duszynski, Shaun MacGillivray
  • Producer: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen
  • Director:  Director: Jonathan Bird, Assistant Director: Julia Cichowski
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Written by Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen. Script Consultant Don Hahn.
  • Cinematography: Director of Photograhy Jonathan Bird. Cinematography by Jonathan Bird, Tim Geers, Brad Ohlund, Zach Peterson, Rob Walker. Assistant camera: Jamey Warner. Aerial photography: Zach Peterson. Time lapse photography: Todd Kelly, Mark Tarczynski.
  • Sound Editor: 

    Sound design by Jonathan Bird, Brian Eimer, Zach Peterson, Josh Pichardo, Robynne Trueman. Sound mixing by Brian Eimer.

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Bruce Zimmerman
  • Editor: Jonathan Bird, Zach Peterson
  • Narrator: Bryan Cranston
  • Other Credits: Postproduction Supervisor: Rick Gordon. Featuring Dr. Gina Moseley, Dr. Larry Edwards, Brian Kakuk, Todd Kelly, Dr. Keith Tinker. With John Ackerman, Dr. Yuri Dublyansky, Rick King, Zach Peterson, Kr. Kathleen Wendt, Mike Young
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  • Adventure
  • Documentary
  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • Oceanography


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